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Innovative Activity of Small Tourist Enterprises – Cooperation with Local Institutional Partners

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  • Najda-Janoszka, Marta
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    According to the open innovation model an effective strategy for increasing innovation and competitiveness of the region should be based on active and multilevel cooperation among operators of the local tourism business environment. It is commonly assumed that an exceptionally important role in creating a favorable environment for the cooperative practices in the region is performed by local authorities. Yet, a modest number of research findings presented in the literature indicate a rather high level of inertia of local authorities in creating appropriate conditions for tourism business development, thus putting in question the effectiveness of performed intermediary function in the process of knowledge transfer among tourist enterprises. Given the paucity of empirical evidence on effectiveness of innovation policy interventions at the regional level, this article presents the empirical findings regarding cooperation in innovation between tourist enterprises and local institutional agents.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 52991.

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    Date of creation: 15 Sep 2013
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    Publication status: Published in Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation 1.9(2013): pp. 17-32
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    Keywords: tourism; innovation; cooperation; institutional environment; local government;

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    1. Trigo, Alexandre & Vence, Xavier, 2012. "Scope and patterns of innovation cooperation in Spanish service enterprises," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(3), pages 602-613.
    2. Sundbo, Jon & Orfila-Sintes, Francina & Sorensen, Flemming, 2007. "The innovative behaviour of tourism firms--Comparative studies of Denmark and Spain," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 88-106, February.
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